Remember when summer television consisted of nothing but reruns (and, um, when we actually used to watch it on these things called “television sets” and not tablets and smartphones)?
It was a simpler time, but infinitely more boring. There are more than 20 new series premiering this summer, and that’s not counting reality and game shows (we’ve included those — from the major networks only; there are far too many on cable to list here — in an accompanying box). Add to that almost four dozen returning shows and original series from streaming providers Netflix and Hulu (also broken out in a box) and, well, you might take a vacation this summer, but your DVR sure won’t.
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It’s not TV (and it’s not HBO). On the heels of Netflix’s huge success with “House of Cards,” streaming providers are really stepping up their games this summer. Here’s what’s coming up on non-television TV:
Now: “Arrested Development,” Netflix
June 3: “East Los High,” Hulu*
July 10: “Moone Boy,” Hulu*
July 11: “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix*
August 1: “The Awesomes,” Hulu*
May 27: “The Bachelorette,” 8 p.m., ABC
May 28: “Brooklyn DA,” 9 p.m., CBS*; “Extreme Weight Loss,” 7 p.m., ABC
May 29: “The American Baking Competition,” 7 p.m., CBS*; “What Would You Do?” 9 p.m., ABC
June 4: “America’s Got Talent,” 8 p.m., NBC
June 10: “The Winner Is …” 9 p.m., NBC*
June 23: “Whodunnit?” 8 p.m., ABC*
June 26: “Big Brother,” 8 p.m., CBS
July 1: “American Ninja Warrior,” 7 p.m., NBC
July 8: “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls,” 8 p.m., NBC*
July 11: “Hollywood Game Night,” 9 p.m., NBC*
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